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Ankle Injury Thornhow End

November 29, 2022

November 27, 2022 16:30 hrs

On Sunday 27th November at around 16:30 hrs  Cumbria Police requested the Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team’s assistance for a woman who had slipped and sustained a leg injury. She had been walking in the Grisedale Valley, descending from Birks towards Patterdale.

The Deputy Leader contacted the casualty’s colleagues and, due to the nature of the suspected injury from the description given, a Coastguard Rescue Helicopter was requested for a quick evacuation.

Team members were quickly at the scene and the lady was given pain relief by Team Doctors as she was in considerable pain. Her leg was put in a splint and she was then placed onto a stretcher ready for the Helicopter to lift her.  

As the Coastguard Helicopter arrived the weather turned to heavy rain and poor visibility forcing the aircraft to hold off in the valley bottom for a while.  Through some excellent flying the pilots eventually managed to get to the scene and winched the casualty on board and she was then flown to hospital for further treatment.  

The  team thanks the Coastguard for their assistance in the rescue, seventeen team members attended the incident which took just over 3 hours.